Petrochemical Corridor Moves Forward
Researchers have identified underground structures in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia suitable for a natural gas storage hub, a... More
Sustainability Watch The City of Pittsburgh and region have made important strides toward a future built around a sustainable... More
Sustainability Watch: Internet Access
The digital divide is narrowing in Western Pennsylvania, if only slightly. Fewer people in the Pittsburgh MSA reported a lack... More
Sustainability Watch: Cost of Living
The cost of living has increased in the region since 2011, but so has family income. And despite rising costs,... More
No Money Down
The use of money bonds to hold people who are arrested is falling out of favor in an increasing number... More
Does Air Quality Matter to Young Workers?
Pittsburgh’s “smoky city” days are past, but the region’s air remains among the most polluted of the country’s metropolitan areas,... More
Despite the improvement in the region’s air quality in recent years, southwestern Pennsylvania still fails to meet federal health-based standards... More
The Last Coke Works
U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the... More
The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters
Although the region’s air has improved dramatically from the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial past, southwestern Pennsylvania remains home to factories... More
Pittsburgh’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.1 percent and had the second-smallest rate of growth from 2015 to 2016. Pittsburgh’s per capita real GDP saw the third-smallest year-over-year growth of...
Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.9 percent from 5.3 percent in August 2016 to 4.9 percent in August 2017. During that period, the number of people in the...
Crime rates in the Pittsburgh MSA tend to be lower than those in most of our benchmark regions. In 2016, the Pittsburgh MSA ranked as the safest metro area among...